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Old 05-31-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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What do you find is the best way to study if you have a midterm, final?
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I sit on the sofa with the tv on but on mute and go through all my notes and text.

I skip over the stuff I obviously know and the stuff I conclude I will never know and study the things I have a good chance of knowing.

Plus I love drinking something when studying, usually real sweet coffee with some type of flavor in it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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you have to figure out what works for you, but for my students, I usually recommend making flashcards. For most people just reading the text is not good enough. Sort through the material, but everything on flashcards. Once you have created them, start testing yourself until you have them all memorized.
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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I have to lie on my bed with absolutely no sound. Usually I take the textbook and outline all of the chapters on index cards. Then, I constantly go over the index cards so that I have all of the details understood and/or memorized. Sometimes, instead of index cards, I will put everything on huge poster size pieces of paper and put them on my wall.....
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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You know what; I think only about half of my classes have a true cumulative final. When one is given, the instructor has almost always offered some sort of study guide or outline of what would be on the final.

Early in my college career, I found out the cramming did not work. Regularly doing homework and assignments does (for me). So even if it is not "counted", I do the homework as the semester progresses. I has worked great for me.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You know what; I think only about half of my classes have a true cumulative final. When one is given, the instructor has almost always offered some sort of study guide or outline of what would be on the final.

Early in my college career, I found out the cramming did not work. Regularly doing homework and assignments does (for me). So even if it is not "counted", I do the homework as the semester progresses. I has worked great for me.
I'm one of the "mean" instructors that refuses to give an outline or a study guide.... your class notes and book are your outline/guide
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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Well, supposedly the best way to 'study' is to do it a little bit each day and then don't even look at your book the night before.

But, realistically, it is different from person to person. Some people can cram, others cannot.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Studying

Thanks to all. I did all and some of the items mentioned. The 2 tests were both difficult but I got in the 80's on both but very hard.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Testing and retesting helps retention and grades.

Cramming is not a productive use of time.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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I use old scrap paper to make flashcards. It worked for me!!

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you have to figure out what works for you, but for my students, I usually recommend making flashcards. For most people just reading the text is not good enough. Sort through the material, but everything on flashcards. Once you have created them, start testing yourself until you have them all memorized.
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